The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Story
Rank 48 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.38% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£330 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -
User Stories
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
371 367 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 71.21% 73.11% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 246 184
Average daily rate £360 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £165 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 23
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £45.00 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Oxfordshire region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

User Stories
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Stories within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bicester - - - - 2
User Stories
South East

User Stories
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories.

1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) OpenUP
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing User Stories also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Stories. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) OpenUP
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft